Take over the Task
Healing: “Take over the task”
That’s what L.C.Mees tells us in his profound writings on anthroposophical medicine.
In one sense, illness can be thought of as a “placeholder” for something that has not been actualized. Nature abhors a vaccuum.
There’s a Russian Jewish folk tale that first taught me about this, called “The Corpse Bride.” It’s about a corpse (metaphor for illness) who wanted to marry. The story is about a journey
of self-actualization, and by the end of the story the real bride (wholeness) was able to take her rightful place beside the groom.
The corpse bride was despondent about this, but the real bride comforted and assured her, “Now I will live your dreams for you.” In other words, health and wholeness was restored to its rightful place, but not with contempt or abhorrence for her, not by usurping her power, but by the true bride reclaiming and stepping into her rightful power. With that assertion (healing), the corpse (disease) was no longer needed but passed on the kernel of truth that she held, so that a new life-affirming form could take over.
Take over the task of illness… and heal.